The Global Circulation of African Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture)

The Global Circulation of African Fashion (Dress, Body, Culture)


Transnational activities of individuals, cultural items, photographs and identities have performed an essential position in developing an off-the-cuff worldwide community for African type - from garments designers and tailors to dyers and jewelry makers. This e-book strains the altering meanings, aesthetics and histories of the thriving casual African type community via its multicultural cross-roads of la, Kenya and Senegal.

In African groups, designers compete with one another to outlive and sometimes go back and forth lengthy distances looking for new markets. Such pageant and bridging of cultures fuels creativity and innovation. From adapting western type magazines to combining 'ethnic' designs with dramatic new shades and methods, artisans weave various borrowed affects into their conventional practices. Rabine explores the interrelationship and tensions that exist among those well known and mass cultures, together with the ways in which international stream threatens to ruin artisanal talents. With its exact insights into the operation and ethics of those international networks, this publication bargains a well timed contribution to modern experiences of favor, transnationalism and globalization.

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